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New Our City. Our Story. Podcast: A Changing Brooklyn

Harold Buisson in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series. Harold Buisson in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series.

This month’s new episode in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series features Harold Buisson, who talks about how Brooklyn—and New York City—has changed since the 9/11 terror attacks.  Read more »

9/11 Museum’s Upcoming Programs Feature ‘Homeland’ creators, Joe Torre

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in a scene from "Homeland." Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in a scene from "Homeland."

Joe Torre, CIA Director John Brennan and the creators of Showtime’s Golden Globes Award-winning series “Homeland” are part of the fall lineup for public programming at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

9/11 Family Member Reflects on Volunteer Experience

Photo of Rose Fay on the Memorial plaza. Photo by Jin Lee. Photo of Rose Fay on the Memorial plaza. Photo by Jin Lee.

Rose Fay shares why she was compelled to volunteer at the 9/11 Memorial this summer.  Read more »

Remembering WTC Window Washer Roko Camaj

White rose left for Roko Camaj on his birthday at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff. White rose left for Roko Camaj on his birthday at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by staff.

Remembering the life of Roko Camaj who died on 9/11.  Read more »

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Tribute for flight 77 at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Amy Dreher. Tribute for flight 77 at the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Amy Dreher.

The Lens: Capturing Life and Events at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum  Read more »

LEAD Award Presented to 9/11 Memorial Staff Member

Emmanuel von Schack with Betty Siegel, the Director of VSA and Accessibility at The Kennedy Center. Photo courtesy of Cut 'N' Run Studios. Emmanuel von Schack with Betty Siegel, the Director of VSA and Accessibility at The Kennedy Center. Photo courtesy of Cut 'N' Run Studios.

A 9/11 Memorial Museum staff member was presented with the LEAD Award, recognizing the leadership and work that promotes accessibility and inclusion in cultural institutions.  Read more »

Today Marks Birthday of Brian David Sweeney

A birthday rose is placed in the name of Brian David Sweeney. Photo by staff. A birthday rose is placed in the name of Brian David Sweeney. Photo by staff.

A white rose was left in the name of Brian David Sweeney in honor of what would have been his 53rd birthday.  Read more »

Philippe Petit’s High-Wire Walk Between the Towers

High-wire walker Philippe Petit crosses between the Twin Towers, August 7, 1974. AP Photo Alan Welner High-wire walker Philippe Petit crosses between the Twin Towers, August 7, 1974. AP Photo Alan Welner

Sunday marked the anniversary of the infamous high-wire walk between the Twin Towers.  Read more »

New Our City. Our Story. Podcasts Feature Imam, NY1 Reporter

George Whipple and Imam Khalid Latif in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series. George Whipple and Imam Khalid Latif in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series.

This month’s new episodes in the Our City. Our Story. podcast series tell the stories of George Whipple and Imam Khalid Latif.  Read more »

New on View: 'Looking South’ Painting Donated by Fiduciary Trust

A Museum visitor views "Looking South," a four-stories tall artwork by Daniel Kohn. Photo by Jin Lee. A Museum visitor views "Looking South," a four-stories tall artwork by Daniel Kohn. Photo by Jin Lee.

A four-stories tall artwork by Daniel Kohn was donated to the museum by Fiduciary Trust Company International.  Read more »